There have been Android Wear watches here and there, and one of the characteristics they share is that they have to be connected to a smartphone before they really mean anything. But the LG Watch Urbane 2 has come to change that. The new smartwatch is the first to present cellular connectivity. This means you can use the LG Watch Urbane 2 to make and receive calls, as well as receive notifications even when you leave your smartphone behind.
The LG Watch Urbane 2 has bumped up a couple of basic smartwatches specifications. It has 768MB of RAM, as opposed to the basic 512MB of RAM you will find on other smartwatches. Also, it has included a larger 570mAh battery, although the watch will only last about 36 hours. Other than these, the LG Watch Urbane 2 shares similarities with other smartwatches. It is powered by a Snapdragon 400 chip with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. Storage space is 4GB. The device features a round, 480 x 480p resolution display that is 1.3-inches in size (pixels per inch is 348). The remarkable display (made of LG’s new Plastic OLED material) makes it the LG Watch Urbane 2 the Android Wear watch with the highest resolution.
The watch is encased in stainless steel and comes with 2G, 3G and 4G LTE radios, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, which are all built inside the watch’s band. Because the LG Watch Urbane has cellular connectivity present, you will need a separate SIM card to run the device.
Another feature to note is that the Urbane 2 is water resistant, although it isn’t advisable to swim wearing the watch.
The LG Watch Urbane 2 was announced alongside the V10, LG’s latest flagship device that bears two screens and two selfie cameras. There isn’t any pricing information or release date available yet, but it is likely the LG Watch Urbane 2 will be released before 2015 ends.